Danfeng Yao wins best paper award at ICNP

Publish Date: 11/21/2012

Dr. Danfeng (Daphne) Yao, assistant professor of computer science and her collaborators at the Chinese Academy of Sciences and Michigan State University won the Best Paper Award at the International Conference on Network Protocols (ICNP) 2012, held in Austin, Texas earlier in November. Their paper is on reverse engineering unknown network protocols, specifically how to analyze patterns in network traffic in order to extract protocol specifications. Daphne and her collaborators drew parallels between the natural language processing and network traffic analysis, and experimentally demonstrated the accuracy of data mining methods used with large-scale datasets.